Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mastering Pleats

I have spent so much time trying to master the pleats technique.  Tutorial after tutorial, oh how I've practiced.  Now, I still have a LOOOOONG way to go, but I feel like I'm making headway.

Here's my newest card!

First I colored the adorable Celebrate Joyfully Wryn by Tiddle Inks

I used the Ah-Mazing MFT Stamps Heavyweight card stock in Snow Cone as my base.  Then a layer of Kraft and Cherry Red.  I stamped the "enjoy your day" sentiment over and over again in the Cherry Red MFT Stamps Ink.  I love it because it exactly matches the cards tock.  The rectangular and square panels are made using My Mind's Eye papers matted over more Kraft card Stock.

I cut two labels with the MFT Dies: Sentiments and a Crochet Border as well.  

Topped it off with a cherry red button with a twine bow.

I kept the inside simple with matted squares of smooth white over cherry red.

Hope you like it!

I decided to enter this in my first challenges! - Color Combo Challenge -Challenge 31 Add a Sentiment Anything Goes - Anything Goes ANything Goes ANything Goes Anything Goes Anything Goes Anything goes




  1. Love the tone on tone stamping on your cardstock - very subtle and very pretty. Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue Create!

  2. See practice makes perfect and your pleats are amazing! Glad to see you joined us in the blogging world! =) xo Nikki

  3. Your pleats are fabulous! As a matter of fact, your coloring is fabulous! Great project, very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

    1. WOW thank you so much for your compliment. I've been coloring for just about two months now. I love it. Hoping to make some design teams.

  4. You have mastered the pleats! All that hard work - Congratulations. The whole image is coloured beautifully. I love the design of your card and those wonderful banners with the button! Great card. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  5. Absolutely ADORABLE Alisa! I'm so glad you joined us for the A.R.T. Color Combo, and hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  6. Oh Alisa this is such an ADORABLE creation! Such a cute image and your coloring is PERFECT!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our COLOR CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  7. Two months...and you can do pleats like that! WOW! I've been colouring for over two years and haven't got it right yet, so well done you! Love the card. Keep up the excellent work!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafter's Cafe challenge.
    Fiona x

  8. Those pleats are looking great! So happy you entered into the Sami Stamps DT challenge!

  9. This is very pretty - I love how TI stamps go well with zig-zag paper patterns! :) Amazing isn't it? :)
    Have a nice day, Alisa...